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Old August 28th, 2007, 12:02 PM
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Shipping a hard top?

Has anyone shipped a hard top? I live in CO and can't find one in my region. I found one in the SE and trying to arrange shipping. Any ideas on a shipping company to use? Thanks.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 04:53 PM
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A big sturdy crate and use forward air.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 05:47 PM
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I shipped one on truck freight once, can't recall the name but I would get a nice sturdy big pallet strap her down and hope for the best
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Dont forget to insure it.
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I shipped an aluminum Rover top with a moving company once. It was cheaper then a shipping company. they showed up and wraped it in a moving blanket and off it went..
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Old August 28th, 2007, 06:38 PM
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I shipped an aluminum Rover top with a moving company once. It was cheaper then a shipping company. they showed up and wraped it in a moving blanket and off it went..
Do you remember which moving company you used? Thanks
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Old August 28th, 2007, 06:40 PM
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People bid for your shipping. I sold my roof rack to a guy in California and he used this site. Guy and his daughter picked it up in their Dodge p/u.

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Old August 28th, 2007, 06:59 PM
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I don't remember. IT was several years ago. I did call a few different ones and found out who would be doing a similar route from NJ down south..
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Old August 29th, 2007, 09:19 AM
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Dont ship it unless it is crated. I have shipped 2 and made my own crates for them, I bubble wrapped and foam insulated them to hold it all together. The smaller parts I shipped seperately (2 side panels, 2 rear panels ,and the lift gate). The top will not fit in a typical PU bed flat and you dont want any air to get under it or it will be air born.

I think I used Forwrd Air and DHL.

Maybe you should think about a badger top with the gutter kit. Next to a hard top its the next best thing.

The problem with the fiberglass tops are that every time to put it on and off it developes cracks.
If you intend never to take it off you are fine.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 04:07 PM
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Are full aluminum tops available for ST trucks? I've seen the Italian police tops, but it didn't look like they included sides or the back hatch.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 06:16 PM
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You can use the aluminum/POE top if you remove your roll cage.
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